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Caro Amico Italian Cafe

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3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
+1 503-223-6895
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Ridgefield, Washington
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint little restaurant is a comfortable place for great meals with an attentive staff. I really enjoyed the Scampi Fettuccini. It was so creamy and very full of shrimp. It was perfect. Looking forward to future visits.

Thank Doug H
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Kim and I went for dinner. I had the Chicken Parmigiana and Kim had the Chicken Picata. Both dishes were excellent. If you arrive, come in through the door off the lower parking lot as that is where the person doing the seating is. Also, this restaurant is on the Passport Card so we got one of the entrees frre... More 

Thank standavis99
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We actually decided to go here due to an entertainment book coupon and also have passed by this place numerous times without stopping. Arriving at Caro Amico's right at opening time (4:00PM) we were promptly seating by the window on the second level. It appears that there are three levels of dining and the upper level is opened around 5:30-6:00PM... More 

Thank wirenut1462
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hosted friends from Ashland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois on a Saturday night. We planned ahead and had a reservation. This vintage italian restaurant is popular with the surrounding neighborhood, so reservations are recommended. Plenty of appetizers and adult beverages to enjoy and entrees served pipping hot. We had a good time, enjoyed the back ground music and would recommend... More 

Thank Erickroses
palm desert ca
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196 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Annual visit with family and they came through again. Good meats and pasta, wine, dessert and all the trimmings. Very attentive waitress and owner

Thank morteight
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went here to celebrate a birthday for guests who love Italian. Reservations for 7 are hard to get in Portland for last minute plans with additional guests. Super easy to book on Open Table. Fettuccine Alfredo had to be in the menu. This restaurant had parking a which as you know is a plus in Portland and you could... More 

Thank Marnicity
Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Had dinner with a bigger group. Small tradition wine list. Full bar. Small menu-- basically all Italian- Pasta, Salads, Pizza with Chicken, Beef, Veal and some meet free options. Shrimps and Scallop dishes too. Garlic bread was nice starter. All dishes were adequate, nothing fancy, traditional presentations. Though prices were a bit high. Close to downtown, but not walking distance.... More 

Thank jackwidely
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Several years ago, we went to Caro Amico to use a coupon we received in the mail. It was good enough to encourage us to go even without the discount, and for the past few years it has been one of our regular places for dinner out. We generally order pasta dishes rather than pizza. One favorite is the combination... More 

Thank Sara V
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were so excited to eat good pizza! WRONG!!! After waiting nearly an hour we received barely warm, BURNT pizza!!! The only ingredient with any flavor was the tasteless tomato paste with a tin flavor that was supposed to be the pizza sauce! The sausage were sprinkled specks; the artichokes on it were tasteless and the Canadian Bacon was fair... More 

Thank Anne B
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Our 'dining out' group went to Cara Amicos last night for a special evening. We'd talked to Maria, our wait staff before the evening and she made extra efforts to decorate the table to keep with the theme of our group. She bent over backwards to make it a great night. We had 5 different entrees and each one was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-223-6895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?